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Heritage and Historical Sites At Barberstown Castle


Barberstown Castle is located in the ideal location from which to explore the East Coast of Ireland's Heritage and Cultural sites.  Suggestions of where to visit are not comprehensive so please feel free to speak with the Reception team who would be happy to help plan your tour!

Newgrange & Brú na Bóinne, Meath

Newgrange is Ireland’s best known prehistoric monument, and one of the finest passage-tombs in the whole of Western Europe. Foremost among the passage-tombs of Europe.

The centre contains extensive Interpretive displays and viewing areas. There are also audio visual presentations which may be viewed in English, Irish. German, Italian or Spanish.

Historic Buildings

Maynooth Castle - located just 10 minutes from Barberstown Castle. 

Maynooth Castle is now run by the Office of Public Works.  An exhibition on the history of the Fitzgerald family and the castle is housed in the visitor centre on site. Admission is free and guided tours are available

Castletown House - located just 10 minutes from Barberstown Castle.

Castletown is Ireland's largest and earliest Palladian style house. Built between 1722 and 1729 for William Conolly, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and the wealthiest commoner in Ireland. The façade was almost certainly designed by the Italian architect, Alessandro Galilei.  Tours are available and a Tea Room is onsite. 

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Photos courtesy of Castletown House

Russborough House - located 30 minutes from Barberstown Castle.

Russborough, designed in the Palladian style by German architect Richard Castle and built between 1741 and 1750, is often referred to as the most beautiful house in Ireland

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Photo Courtesy of Russborough House


Onward Journey

Yeats Experience - Sligo

Why not enjoy the Yeats Experience where and visit Sligto, to what the poet called the Land of Hearts Desire, which can be enhanced, personalized and made memorable. 

The "Yeats Country" is all within (long!) walking distance of Ballisodare, Sligo Town and Rosses Point…these three locations being where the Yeats children stayed as children and at a time when travelling was confined to heel or hoof! Damien’s tours then are easily tailored for a half or a full day and never follow any preset route…sitting on the edge of the Atlantic weather changes are constant and the set of the incoming cloud can often determine where you go next.

Options of Yeats Evenings, Yeats Day Tours or Yeats entertainment

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